ART & CULTURE

Malayalam writer gives Sahitya Awards money to lynch victim kin

Our Correspondent / New Delhi Malayalam writer K.P.Ramanunni on Monday gave away the Sahitya Akademi Awards prize money to mother Junaid Khan, who was killed in a train last June while returning home in Haryana after Eid shopping, He gave prize money to his mother after taking Rs 3 from the total prize money of … Continue reading Malayalam writer gives Sahitya Awards money to lynch victim kin

Sahitya Akademi’s ‘Festival of Letters’ to focus on India’s Independence

Vinit Wahi / New Delhi With the theme ’70 Years of Indian Independence’, the Sahitya Akademi will be celebrating from its annual ‘Festival of Letters’ which contributes to enhancing prestige and attractiveness of the country’s language diversity, from February 12. The six-day-long festival will witness participation of more than 250 writers and scholars from different … Continue reading Sahitya Akademi’s ‘Festival of Letters’ to focus on India’s Independence

Ustad Ghulam Mustafa Khan gets Padma Vibhushan

  Our Correspondent Renowned Indian classical musician in the Hindustani classical music tradition, Ustad Ghulam Mustafa Khan has been selected for prestigious Padma Vibhushan award. Ghulam Mustafa Khan is among three personalities who have been chosen for the prestigious award which is announced today. Others are Illaiyaraja musician from Tamil Nadu and Parameswaran Parameswaran (Literature … Continue reading Ustad Ghulam Mustafa Khan gets Padma Vibhushan

Google dedicates doodle to Mirza Ghalib on Birth Anniversary

AMN WEB DESK Google today dedicated its doodle to great Indian poet Mirza Asadullah Kahan Ghalib on his 220th Birth Anniversary. Ghalib who was born on 27 December 1797 at Agra and died on 15 February 1869 in Delhi, was a great poet of Urdu and Persian. He used his pen-names of Ghalib and Asad.  … Continue reading Google dedicates doodle to Mirza Ghalib on Birth Anniversary

Sahitya Akademi announces awards for 2017

Mamang Dai, Ramesh Kuntal among winners AMN / NEW DELHI Sahitya Akademi Thursday announced its annual awards for 2017 in 24 languages. Seven novels, five collections each of poetry and short stories, five works of literary criticism, a play and a book of essays have won the awards. This year, Mamang Dai will get the … Continue reading Sahitya Akademi announces awards for 2017

President Kovind terms Telugu as bridge between North and South India

AMN / HYDERABAD President Ram Nath Kovind has said the Telugu language became a global language making name for itself and for the country and appreciated the contributions made by Telugu speaking people to the socio-cultural and economic development of the country. Mr Kovind, who is on a two-day visit to Hyderabad, participated as the … Continue reading President Kovind terms Telugu as bridge between North and South India

3rd World Telugu Conference begins in Hyderabad

AMN / HYDERBAD The third World Telugu Conference began in Hyderabad amidst fanfare.  Vice President of India M. Venkaiah Naidu inaugurated the conference in the presence of Governor of Telangana and AP E.S.L. Narasimhan and Maharashtra Governor Ch. Vidyasagar Rao, Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao and other dignitaries. Addressing the conference, Venkaiah Naidu stressed on the need … Continue reading 3rd World Telugu Conference begins in Hyderabad

Lubaina Himid wins Turner art prize

WEB DESK Tanzania-born artist Lubaina Himid won prestigious Turner Prize on Tuesday. She became the oldest ever winner of the Turner Prize  for her works dealing with black creativity and representation in art. In its decision, judges cited Himid’s paintings, prints and installations at three exhibitions in the cities of Oxford, Bristol and Nottingham that … Continue reading Lubaina Himid wins Turner art prize

Google dedicates Doodle to eminent Kathak dancer Sitara Devi

  AMN Google today dedicated its Doodle to Indian Kathak legend Sitara Devi on her 97th birth anniversary. The country’s leading exponent of the art form, she was addressed as Nritya Samragini (Empress of Dance) by Rabindranath Tagore. She was born as Dhannolakshmi on November 8, 1920, to Kathak dancer and Sanskrit scholar Sukhdev Maharaj … Continue reading Google dedicates Doodle to eminent Kathak dancer Sitara Devi

Krishna Sobti gets prestigious Jnanpith award 2017

AMN/ NEW DELHI Eminent Hindi Litterateur Krishna Sobti has been awarded the 53rd Jnanpith Award for the year 2017 for her path-breaking contribution to Indian literature. Jnanpith is the highest literary award of the country. The Jnanpeeth in a statement said that the language used by Sobti in her writings is influenced by the intermingling … Continue reading Krishna Sobti gets prestigious Jnanpith award 2017

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